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trasparnce goby up blue sea star
By Massimo Giorgetta
posted (6 days ago)
16 votes

Paddleboard sharks
By Doris Vierkötter
posted (6 days ago)
16 votes

Nightfever
By Doris Vierkötter
posted (4 days ago)
16 votes

Turtle's planet
By Plamena Mileva
posted (5 days ago)
15 votes

Sharky dance
By Doris Vierkötter
posted (6 days ago)
13 votes

open big!!!!!!!
By Eduardo Nadal
posted (3 days ago)
13 votes

cray fish
By Pepe Suarez
posted (6 days ago)
11 votes

Space Creation
By Plamena Mileva
posted (5 days ago)
11 votes

Underwater models in Italy - woman in red
By Massimo Giorgetta
posted (6 days ago)
10 votes

Filipino boy
By Kelvin H.y. Tan
posted (4 days ago)
10 votes
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This category shows entries from last year that our 'trusted' members have put forward to the first round of judging for the annual awards
Nightfever
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16 Votes
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date posted posted: (4 days ago)
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Light Sabers
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Excellent angle and perfect focus!
15 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Bismarck Sea Papua New Guinea
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Space Creation by Plamena Mileva
Space Creation
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11 Votes
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Despite the appearance, the white background is not artif... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Despite the appearance, the white background is not artificial. The water is so full of small algae that the strobe reflects almost entirely when angled. This shot is with 3 strobes to illuminate the subject too
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Very impressive technique! White background with minimum post processing is very hard to achieve, especially while lighting up the subject so well.
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Carousel of Clowns. Dragging the shutter at 1/15th second during a spin blurs the natural light. The flash freezes the action up close,. the middle ground ghosts with some motion blur.
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15 Votes
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"Racing Stripes"
A juvenile spotted drum on coral, shot with a slow shutter speed and panning.
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Great creative shot
12 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Overunder shot. A Brown Pelican is resting after a strike... by Lorenzo Mittiga
Overunder shot. A Brown Pelican is resting after a strike, floating on its dinner, a ball of frenetic bait fish. Camera: Canon 7D; EasyDive Leo2; no strobes.
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18 Votes
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Soft Coral Crab by John Parker
Soft Coral Crab
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Impressive close-up! Perfect angle, great lighting, great background separation. THIS is how you shoot macro! Oh yeah, great subject as well!
13 Votes
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One of many banded sea kraits we found both underwater and on land at Isle of Pines, New Caledonia. Shot with Olympus E-M5, 60mm f/2.8. Thanks for having a look!
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13 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, March 26, 2016
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Pacific New Caledonia
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'The Light Shines On'
Diver in Kukulkan Cenote, Yucatan Peninsular, Mexico
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Awesome Cenotes shot! Very nice symmetry!
22 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, March 28, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
date posted location: Mexico
view portfolio more shots by Nick Blake
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Sea eye
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Beautiful capture of one of the most unique eyes in nature.
21 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 11, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Flores Sea Indonesia
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Just a little peck on the cheek by Stuart Ganz
Just a little peck on the cheek
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Awesome behaviour shot! Right place, right time - excellent photo!
12 Votes
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sawblade shrimp
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Excellent composition of this little creature, with a very strong diagonal emphasis and excellent colours.
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, February 20, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Volker Lonz
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Epinephelus marginatus yawning. by Miguel Pereira
Epinephelus marginatus yawning.
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11 Votes
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Pikeblennie fight
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
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Awesome behaviour shot! Very dramatic angle and great capture of the action!
23 Votes
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Mr and Mrs Pike by Viktor Vrbovský
Mr and Mrs Pike
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Nice capture of 2 pikes hanging out together!
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, April 3, 2016
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Czech Republic
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Eriphia reloaded by Mathieu Foulquié
Eriphia reloaded
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Stunning angle and lighting! Very dramatic!
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea France
view portfolio more shots by Mathieu Foulquié
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Her Majesty
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Spectacular reef shot, with excellent behaviour and perfect sun ball!
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, May 2, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Banda Sea Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Steven Miller
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Pipefish,
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Getting a shot like this is not easy! Very impressive and powerful image!
18 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Banda Sea Malaysia
view portfolio more shots by Iyad Suleyman
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The "Emperor family" on sea-ice (Terranova bay, Ross Sea, Anctartica)
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12 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, May 9, 2016
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Ross Sea Antarctica
view portfolio more shots by Marco Faimali (ismar-Cnr)
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Pipefish move always around. Here I was lucky to get the focus just right on the head.
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Love the leading lines and color separation on this shot. Perfect post and spot on focus! Not easy with a swimming subject!
22 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, May 27, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Danny Van Belle
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No way out Giant Grouper breakfast ,
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Spectactular capture!! Lighting is perfect and the expression on both the fish is priceless!
38 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Asian Sea Thailand
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Butterfly Mountain... Raccoon Butterflyfish
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Glorious capture! Timing is everything here and the color balance / exposure is perfect.
32 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, January 28, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Pacific United States
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Entry in the sunlight
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18 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 7, 2016
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Mexico
view portfolio more shots by Raoul Caprez
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Eating
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I'm a sucker for turtles and love this gorgeous close up, it really shows the character with beautiful lighting.
24 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, February 13, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Puerto Rico
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"Siphon On Dark Blue"
A Caribbean reef squid dances in front of the camera.
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22 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 14, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Honduras
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
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Taken in Mexico by Graham Watters
Taken in Mexico
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11 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, February 15, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Gulf Of Mexico Mexico
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